The Purpose of Project Access
The purpose of Project Access is to improve the delivery and outcomes of postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities. Project Access is designed to significantly facilitate the transition of high school students with disabilities into postsecondary education, to increase the success rate and retention of freshman students with disabilities at Howard Community College, and to improve career counseling and job placement services for students with disabilities.
Project Access will improve the transition of students with disabilities into college and the workplace. This will be accomplished through:
This goal will be accomplished through the Project Access Summer Institute, social events on the Howard Community College campus, an annual college fair for students with disabilities, and in-service training to Howard County counselors and special educators.
This goal will be accomplished through providing staff development and ongoing support and consultation to college faculty, staff and students. A study skills course developed in accordance with the unique learning styles of students with disabilities will be offered. Additional education assessment will also be provided.
This goal will be achieved through the development of an assistive technology lab to train students and area employers in the provision of reasonable accommodations through computer technology. Students with disabilities will receive counseling on the best strategies for developing a workplace accommodations plan. Howard Community College's job placement services will be revamped to better service students with disabilities.
Project Access Events